This Week in Milford

February 20, 2017

Nice Defense, Paulie Walnuts

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 5:30 am

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Milford is hosting Valley Tech. If you can peer back through all the ineffectual sleuthing of the last few weeks worth of strips, you’ll recall that Aaron predicted he was going to have a big game. He probably shouldn’t get in the game at all given the mouthing off in panel one, but we know Gil’s selective attention allows players to get away such violations.

Let’s focus on those suits! Kaz is sporting an electric blue zoot suit over a black shirt/white tie combo. Gil is more conservative yet stylish, but…check out Gil’s shirt! Sure it’s likely just one of those wacky colorist mistakes, but it appears you can see through Coach Thorp to the bleachers behind him. Is Gil just a hologram? That would explain so much!

Now it’s time for Aaron to have his big game. Let’s watch.

 

February 8, 2017

Standard Odds

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 8:49 am

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I’m sorry about missing yesterday’s post, folks, and am grateful to Rob for filling in on short notice!

I picked up on panel two being a flashback, but it wasn’t until the second or third time I read the strip that I noticed the beveled corners. Annnnd, that’s about all I have to say about today’s snoozer. Tune in tomorrow when we may or may not see the plot advance.

January 2, 2017

Pete De Windt v. Kill The Noise

Filed under: Coach Kaz — nedryerson @ 6:32 am

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It’s time for Neal Rubin to revisit Aaron Aagard’s “origin story” and remind the readers that AA is a big fan on electronic dance music. Aaron is passing up a shindig at Pete De Windt’s to check out Kill The Noise at the Grande Ballroom.

Pete De Windt saw a lot of action last year. He was the starting TE at the periphery of the Heather Burns story. He was part of a double play combo with Barry Bader. He plays some unspecified role on the basketball team too, but for plot purposes, he’s just a guy whose game after parties are too tame for the likes of Aaron Aagard.

Aaron needs that grinding pulse of EDM to get his blood pumping. What better way to address that need than checking out Kill The Noise!  Like with Backyard Tire Fire, Rubin has decided to name check a real musical act and of course I’ve never heard of this act because it’s EDM and I confuse Skrillex with a medicated acne pad. Mike Granger’s reaction suggests he feels the same way about Kill The Noise.

It’s not my cup a tea either, but what do I know:

 

 

December 31, 2016

Up and Downsville

Filed under: actual action, basketball, big arms, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 3:13 pm

A few years ago I was at a local town meeting about some issue, and my neighbor down the street stood up and said “I dont want to have the last word but…” but he did as nobody else spoke and the meeting adjourned. Well it looks like I have the last word for 2016.

The Downsville Eagles are a real high school team in Downsville New York, so the Larks either boarded a plane or else that bus smelled pretty raunchy from the long trip with unis on. Hopefully Aaron stayed for the New Years party at Times Square after the game; I know all-nighters are a thing for him so why not practice what you’re good at? Maybe Ryan Seacrest needs the night off and AA can host.

Then they play boring ol Tilden in the Valley and AA is back to his C game. Coaches cant figure it out; the answer will be revealed by May, but already if you’re not fed up with looking at this weirdo you’re in the minority.

And yeah he scored 18 blah blah but did they win? I know plenty of guys who scored a lot and their teams were under .500 for their career. Pete Maravich in the NBA was a great example. In his 8 full seasons his team had 1 winning record. One. And LSU never made the NCAA tourney while he was scoring 44 points a game for 3 seasons. Yes I know it was harder back then to make the field but still, winning basketball is more then 1 guy racking in all the points. Wilt always outscored Russell but who had more rings? You think I didnt get tired of watching Michael score 35 a game for the Bulls and go 0-9 in the playoffs before he figured out if he shared the ball they’d win more? 6 banners in the United Center tell that tale.

Yeah good thing Paul Beaudry got hot. Why are the coaches worried about who scores how many? I had said before that defense is more important anyway in hoops. With those wings AA should be blocking shots like Akeem the Dream or Ewing  back in the day. Thats what you do when the shots arent falling. But he gets alligator arms like in the commercial with the check on the table.. and I can see him enjoying that duck too!

December 20, 2016

The Stud Earrings Clinch the case

Filed under: basketball, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, metapost, Prairie Style Windows — timbuys @ 5:21 am

December 19, 2016

Metapost: I saw there was no post last evening but I wasnt in the mood to throw it up, but today it was skipped so I inserted the 19th for continuity.  Aaron looks ready to rumble all right; love the no-defense dunk in practice. Gil sure is teaching that side of the ball well. First rule in basketball: Rest on offense, never rest on defense.

–Rob

December 20, 2016

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The moment it occurred to me that Aardvark might be Kaz’s illegitimate son was the moment I decided to move on from this.

Please make your case for greatest all time Milford Centers in the comments.

December 13, 2016

Wouldn’t The Athletic Director Of All People Know The Gym Schedule?

December 13, 2016

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Is Gil being sarcastic in panel one because he looks pretty torqued there?

Are panels two and three crying out for me to make a joke about how much alcohol Gil can consume in his two jumbo ‘coffees’ before seven a.m.?

Wait a second, what the hell is Kaz wearing and why is he sitting like that?

Too many questions…

November 28, 2016

What’s The Big Idea?

Filed under: Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, Prairie Style Windows — nedryerson @ 4:28 am

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Remember how we haven’t seen The Secret Pelwecki in ages? Well, there he is on the way to Valley Tech. He must play a role in Heather’s idea. I hope it’s a good idea. Gil and Kaz can’t generate ideas themselves.

November 19, 2016

Gil, Kaz and Coach Shaw Weren’t Busy Doing Anything Else Apparently

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Panels one and three are plenty ridiculous, but panel two is a cornucopia of Milford weirdness. Had I more time and inspiration, I would try to track down the vintage of whatever monitor that might be or, at least, I would make a joke about how Gil had coasters stacked on either side of it.

Unseen footage: I would love to have a strip with one of the AP teachers complaining to Dr. Pearl about all of the bullshit passes Gil sends to excuse students from class on the flimsiest of pretenses.

Updated to add ‘freak hands’ tag… don’t look too long at Heather’s wrist in P1 if you know what’s good for you.

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